What is the broader autism spectrum?

What is the broader autism spectrum?

The broader autism phenotype (BAP) is a term applied to individuals with personality and cognitive traits that are similar to but milder than those observed in autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

What does broader autism cluster mean?

The term broad autism phenotype describes an even wider range of individuals who exhibit problems with personality, language, and social-behavioral characteristics at a level that is considered to be higher than average but lower than is diagnosable with autism.

What are the two core symptoms of autism spectrum disorder?

The core symptoms of autism are:

  • social communication challenges and.
  • restricted, repetitive behaviors.

What are autistic traits?

These might include:

  • Delayed language skills.
  • Delayed movement skills.
  • Delayed cognitive or learning skills.
  • Hyperactive, impulsive, and/or inattentive behavior.
  • Epilepsy or seizure disorder.
  • Unusual eating and sleeping habits.
  • Gastrointestinal issues (e.g., constipation)
  • Unusual mood or emotional reactions.

What are subclinical autistic traits?

Currently, subclinical autistic traits are used to describe mild symptoms similar to the ASD that commonly occur in general population and are below the clinical threshold (Baron-Cohen, Wheelwright, Skinner, Martin, & Clubley, 2001); i.e. differences between individuals with an autism spectrum diagnosis and those with …

Can a child show signs of autism and not be autistic?

Not all children with autism show all the signs. Many children who don’t have autism show a few. That’s why professional evaluation is crucial.

Can you be slightly autistic?

Mild autism is also called high-functioning autism (HFA) or “being on the lower end of the spectrum.” You may also hear some call mild autism by its former official name, Asperger’s syndrome.

How is BAPQ scored?

Scoring the Test It’s unclear how the online test is scored. The original BAPQ has 6 answer choices, scored on a scale from 1-6, but the online test collapses the first and last two choices. The BAPQ cutoff scores are averages (2.75 – 3.5), which were developed as part of a study using the 1 to 6 scale.

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